Hosfeld to coach national programs this summer
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas volleyball assistant coach Brian Hosfeld has been selected to coach two different USA Volleyball programs this summer.
"It's going to be nice to be back in the USA Volleyball system," Hosfeld said. "This is a great opportunity to work with a talented group of athletes who are passionate about playing at the international level. I'm also looking forward to working with other coaches who will bring different coaching expertise to the gym."
Hosfeld will be at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 13-18, serving as the head coach of the USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Team. He will lead a squad of 16 players, which includes Texas sophomore Michelle Moriarty and freshman Lauren Paolini. The A2 programs are camps where top players – who did not make the national team in an age group – are brought together to train and compete under the guidance of the national program.
The A2 team will compete twice against international competition during the camp in July. The U.S. will scrimmage against a Canadian provincial team, as well as a foreign youth national team that is training for the World Championships. Both opponents are yet to be finalized.
Before guiding the A2 team, Hosfeld will be one of the coaches at USA Volleyball's Development Camp in Austin, July 9-13.
The Austin Development Camp is one of seven nationally that USA Volleyball runs each year. Each camp includes approximately the top 35 percent of athletes who do not earn a roster spot on a U.S. national team. The purpose of the camp is to provide those players with top-notch training, and allow the national coaching staff to evaluate potential future national team members.
Hosfeld is making his return to the USA Volleyball coaching ranks after several years off. In 1997, he was the head coach of the silver medal winning U.S. entry at the World University Games in Sicily, Italy. Before that, Hosfeld served as the director for the USA, World University and National Team try-outs at the Olympic Training Center.